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Northwestern to create socially responsible investment committee

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

March 9, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will create a committee on socially responsible investment to advise NU’s president and chief investment officer on issues related to the University’s investment activities. The committee will include alumni,...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must “divest” from investment secrecy

Dick Reif

February 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Daily recently reported that Northwestern is among three universities agreeing to sign the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment to create transparency for endowment fund allocations. Great news. But NU will only...

Letter to the Editor: A true commitment to sustainability starts with divestment


November 18, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Ten years ago, asking most people at Northwestern how climate change affects them personally would have gotten some pretty abstract answers. Maybe they would have expressed regret at the loss of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro or felt...

Cui: Northwestern should increase endowment payout rate to benefit students

Tom Cui, Columnist

October 1, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern, if nothing else, is filthy, stinking rich. As of February of this year, the University boasted an endowment of about $8.7 billion. To put it more bitingly, we hold about as much wealth as 10 million Haitians produce in a year. Although we cannot compare to Stanford (about $18.2 billion) or Harvard ...

Guest Column: ‘We Will’ donate to build a better Northwestern

Anthony Guerrero, Weinberg senior

April 8, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I, like Dick Reif (Medill ’64), was invited to join Northwestern’s $3.75 billion fundraising drive called “We Will.” My reply – I MUST. I felt urged to write a response to his letter to the editor for two opposing rea...

Northwestern sees significant endowment growth in Fiscal Year 2013

Amy Whyte, Development Editor

February 13, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern's endowment grew to $7.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2013, an increase of 9.2 percent from the previous year. The fund grew much faster than it did in FY2012, which saw a modest 2.5 percent increase. Will McLean, NU's...

Letter to the editor: Morty Schapiro, paradoxical president

Richard Reif

June 28, 2013

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

You recently reviewed Morton Schapiro's first four years as Northwestern president.
 He's a distinguished academic administrator with many paradoxes. He 
earns $1.2 million a year — the 17th highest-paid private, nonprofit